Video: Do astronauts need sunscreen?

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Space is full of potentially dangerous radiation. Here on Earth, our atmosphere and magnetic field protect us from the worst of it.

Astronauts on a deep-space mission would need other forms of protection.

In collaboration with National Chemistry Week, this Reactions video is all about chemistry in space:

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